Gut Reaction: Braves 5 Mets 2 (9/30/22)

Oh, what might have been… The Mets looked primed to take a major step towards securing the NL East Division title. Looks can be deceiving. For ordinary mortals, Jacob deGrom’s stat line would be impressive: six innings, five hits, no walks, 11 strikeouts, three earned runs. That last bit was the problem. deGrom was rocked [...]

Previewing the biggest Mets series in years

We've been looking ahead to the penultimate series of the 2022 regular season for months. Somehow we just knew it would all come down to three games in Atlanta, our final series with the Braves, to decide the National League East division. And here we sit clinging to a precarious one-game lead entering this pivotal [...]

Mets Minors: Carlos Cortes and Jaylen Palmer nearly fall off the top 50

At the beginning of 2022 Carlos Cortes ranked 9th and Jaylen Palmer ranked 15th amongst the Top 50 rankings. Fast forward to the end of the season and both players are now almost completely off the Top 50 entirely. Why had they been ranked so highly and what happened to make their value nearly fall [...]

On not making bigger deadline moves, the Mets’ September record and the love for Tylor Megill

Below is a transcript of an email conversation between Chris Flanders and me that happened earlier this week. All stats were correct at the time we were discussing it, which means there have probably been changes by the time you read this. Brian: Chris, let’s get right to it. One thing that I know we [...]

Gut Reaction: Mets 5, Marlins 4 (10 INN) 9/28/22

It looked like it was going to be a deflating loss for the Mets, as they fell behind 4-0. But Eduardo Escobar single-handedly carried the Mets to the come-from-behind win, driving in all five runs as the Mets rallied for a 5-4 win in 10 innings over the Marlins. Combined with Atlanta’s loss in extra [...]

Comparing this year’s deadline additions to Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe

Mets fans seem to be on a bit of a roller coaster with GM Billy Eppler. No one really jumped for joy when the team hired him. Then he immediately went out and signed free agents to good deals. Next, he hired Buck Showalter. Then he had a pretty strong MLB Draft. Things were looking [...]